Sandy Ungar and a group of six students engage in a class discussion around a square table.

Curriculum

Drawing on the Free Speech Tracker and other resources, the Free Speech Project has developed two sets of Free Speech Modules: one that can be used in college and university and advanced high school classes as a basis for discussion of the complexities of the debates over Free Speech in the United States today; and the other in orientation programs for students new to higher education, or as the basis for community forums.

Our hope is that by collecting and organizing these resources thematically, we will enable faculty and students to deepen their understanding of the myriad issues related to Free Speech in tense political and cultural times. The modules include audio, video, and photographic components from a variety of establishment and new media sources.

Explore our Free Speech Tracker

The Free Speech Tracker is an online tool for monitoring Free Speech challenges and controversies across the United States in education, civil society, and government.

Tracker

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or of the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Check out our Free Speech Modules

Entries from the Free Speech Tracker have been combined with other resources to produce modules that enhance discussion of Free Speech issues in college, university, and high school settings, as well as community forums.

Free Speech Modules

Background Reading